10 Tools For Self-Care I Can’t Live Without

The world is such a negative and busy place to be in right now, full of stress and worries that come with life – money, relationships, responsibilities, careers, politics and the list goes on.

I find the best way to balance all of these negative inputs is with a Self-Care Survival Kit. I like to make sure I have something from all of these categories below at any given time for the days when I need a pick me up – and when suffering from mental health issues as well, this has never been more vital!

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A Day in the Life of A Stay At Home MH Mama

Today, I am the struggling, tired, shouting, oven fooding, shop going only, don’t want to do a thing parent.

And that’s okay. Because there’s always tomorrow. And my children love me. They can’t read my mind and their love is much greater than any other emotion they know (most of the time). They forgive easily. And they will always remember the hugs and tickles and special film with duvet days.

This isn’t every day. This is just today.

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Mum’s The Word

You’re just my mum after all. I love you regardless of everything that has been shit in my life and led me to the place I am at now. But really? I’m not perfect, I know but I know you don’t realise how much you’re lack of apology, understanding and consideration impacts the people you birthed. That’s all.

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I Owe It To Myself To Be Amazing, So I Am

I will learn to exercise patience and kindness as often as possible,
Stay vulnerable when I want to close my heart
And practice coexisting with things that make me uncomfortable (like anxiety).
I will set boundaries of respect, work to honour them,
And be willing to edit the roles of people in my life who can’t.
I will do things that scare me.
I challenge the odds, I raise the bar, I defy statistics.
I refuse to give up.
I will challenge my passions, ideas and fears.

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3 Months of Summer Update

Well, I’ve officially been blogging for 3 months and I can’t believe how quickly the time has gone and how much has happened and is still happening! In 3 months, I’ve talked about infidelity, shared my mental health deteriation, talked politics and tried my first Lush products! It’s only right we cover the last 3 months and current updates I think…

From Stats to Life, what’s been going on is all here!

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